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Research in Economic Education

Paper Session

Friday, Jan. 4, 2019 10:15 AM - 12:15 PM

Atlanta Marriott Marquis, M301
Hosted By: American Economic Association & Economic Education Committee
  • Chair: Georg Schaur, University of Tennessee-Knoxville

Towards the Next Generation of Scholarship: Challenges and Opportunities for Full Participation in PhD Training in Economics

Thomas Jeitschko
Michigan State University


A great advantage of our rigorous doctoral training is that as PhD economists we speak a common language that allows for efficient vetting and quick dissemination of ideas and insights. But what good is sophisticated grammar and a powerful vocabulary if the contents of our narratives are lacking? Our top three criteria for admissions to PhD programs are prior coursework in math, the quantitative GRE score, and prior coursework in economics. To attract top talent and prevent becoming a stagnant discipline that loses the influence we have in society and academia, students’ creativity, originality, and drive should receive more weight.

Gender Bias and Temporal Effects in Standard Evaluations of Teaching

Whitney Buser
Young Harris College
Jill Kearns Hayter
East Tennessee State University
Emily Marshall
Dickinson College


Wendy Stock
Montana State University
Justin Roush
Georgia College & State University
Jens Schubert
University of Delaware
Georg Schaur
University of Tennessee-Knoxville
JEL Classifications
  • A2 - Economic Education and Teaching of Economics